Office Romania

Str. Emanoil Porumbaru 21
RO-011421 Bukarest Sektor 1

Phone: 0040 21 2 11 09 82/-83
Fax: 0040 21 2 10 71 91


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The Democratic Potential of Emerging Social Movements in Southeastern Europe

FES is pleased to announce the publication of our latest edited volume, “The Democratic Potential of Emerging Social Movements in Southeastern Europe”, which examines the transformative potential of civil society mobilization across the Balkans and Europe’s Southeast. This is a timely intervention into the public and policy debate surrounding the future and methods of democratic governance in the region, and it is one we hope you will share widely:

Annual Conference "Together against Trafficking in Human Beings"

FES-Romania together with the European Center for Legal Education and Research and with the support of the Embassies of Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Israel and the United States held the fourth edition of the national conference "Together against Trafficking in Persons" in Bucharest on 25 September 2017.

The meeting is the most well-known annual debate 锘縤n Romania 锘�on organized crime for magistrates, police officers, labor inspectors and civil servants in local public institutions, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations involved in combating the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings.

Details about the conference, program, speakers and presentations can be found here:

Rethinking Europe: A New Social Democratic Narrative - FES Alumni Conference 2017

The Western world is facing the biggest challenges in its political landscape since the fall of the Berlin wall. 2016 was the year of the referendum on #Brexit and across the Atlantic, where ultra-conservatives and radical right groups in America are celebrating the election to the White House of the billionaire Donald Trump, the populist wave celebrated a victory never seen before. For the first time since the end of the Second World War fundamental elements of the European security architecture are put openly under question, whereas in America and Europe the political discourse is no longer about bringing down barriers of any kind, but about building walls and fences again.

Meanwhile, in spite of the revelations that culminated with the Panama Papers scandal, the politics of big business, of uncontrollable and uncontrolled financial flows, and of deregulation continues. This is effectively done to the detriment of those who work to earn their living by hiding profits from the fiscal authorities, by lowering work and living standards, by externalizing production costs, thus putting heavier burdens on the shoulders of the many. The austerity policies imposed inside EU with the help of liberal and conservative forces did not restore the welfare and wellbeing of European citizens, but determined a chronicization of poverty and created additional tensions inside a European union already in trouble.

The 2017 FES Alumni Conference, that took place on May 5-7 2017, in Bucharest aimed to discuss about the way social democracy is responding to these tremendous challenges. What message sends the democratic left to its citizens and to the entire world? And what is needed to be done, not to surrender the world in the hands of the populists and neoliberals?

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